TV Line reports that actress Violett Beane has been cast as Jesse Quick for upcoming episodes of CW's The Flash. The online trade reports that Beane's Jesse Quick will be featured in several upcoming episodes in the show's second season, and described as a "brilliant but quirky college student" who gets entangled in a fight between the Flash and Zoom.
If you're not familiar with the actress, there's a reason: she just started in Hollywood this year. Beane recently filmed a role in the upcoming indie horror film Flay, and is currently shooting Slash opposite Michael Ian Black.
In comic books, Jesse Quick is the code name for Jesse Chambers, a second generation superhero; the daughter of Johnny Quick and Liberty Belle. The young heroine has both the speed and flight powers of her father, as well as her monther's superhuman strength.
The Flash's second season begins October 6 on the CW.